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AlexL

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#1215987
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I need help with Star Wars 4k77 1080p from MKV files, SRT files?, to ISO file...
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So if I understand it correctly, you previously used pre-prepared ISOs, right? So you never had to turn an MKV file into an ISO using a program like tsMuxeR?

SRT files are subtitles, so they’re optional unless you need to view them during the movie. The one huge MKV file (> 40 GB) is the only thing you need to make a Blu-Ray compatible ISO. The smaller MKV files are also optional.

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#1215298
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Mac User, Need Help Getting Started Burning Blu Rays
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Hedjii72 said:

Thank you for the fast reply, AlexL! I really appreciate it. I will give your suggestions a try. I just need to get some BD-Rs now. Anyone have any favorite kinds to recommend?

Let me know how it turns out! It’s been a while since I burned some discs so I might be mis-remembering some instructions.

I’m brand loyal to Verbatim’s BD-Rs. I’ve been burned (no pun intended) on some low quality ones before, but I’ve found Verbatim’s discs to be reliable, so I stick with them. There are probably other good quality brands but I haven’t checked them out.

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#1215159
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Mac User, Need Help Getting Started Burning Blu Rays
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You’re not lazy for asking, especially since I’ve never found clear directions for macOS users. It turns out to be simpler than I expected and I’ve been meaning to post the directions:

Step 1: Remuxing
Use tsMuxeR to “mux” (multiplex) a Blu-Ray friendly MKV into a Blu-ray compatible ISO:

The official Despecialized MKVs are already Blu-Ray friendly. Add the MKV file in tsMuxeR, and use the checkboxes to remove any audio tracks you don’t want. You can also add subtitles here too. (I find this part of the interface very annoying. I prefer using MKVToolNix first to create a custom MKV with the audio and subtitles tracks I want, then remux it with tsMuxeR, but it’s totally optional.)

In the lower half of the window under Output, select “Blu-Ray ISO”, give it a Disk Label, a file name and saving location.

You don’t have to touch any of the other settings, just click the “Start muxing” button. It should only take a few minutes to create a Blu-Ray compatible ISO.

Step 2: Burning
I’m on 10.13 High Sierra, so the follow instructions might be slightly different with previous versions of macOS:
In the Finder, select the ISO file, click on the File menu, next “Burn Disk Image….” A new window with pop up with a few options, which I leave alone. I do make sure that it’s at the lowest burn speed since faster speeds can risk errors that will make the disc unusable. Click “Burn.” With my burner at 2x it takes about 40 minutes to burn and 20 minutes to verify.

I’ve read people recommend special burning software (ex. Toast) but macOS can burn Blu-Ray ISOs just fine, as long as the ISO is Blu-Ray compatible. I think the advantage of Toast is it can create Blu-Ray ISOs from MKV files with menus and such. If you’re not looking for anything fancy, tsMuxeR and macOS’s built-in burning capabilities is all you need and they don’t cost a dime.

I don’t know what a nzb file is about and I haven’t had to deal with them.

I hope this is helpful.

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#1172174
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Casetopia?
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To my surprise it arrived today. I know that the post office delivers on Sundays, but I thought that was a limited service. So Casetopia did eventually deliver, but their customer service was terrible.

Ha, I’m not planning anything fancy, just covers on the blu-ray cases and nothing else. I just want something that looks like it belongs on the shelf when sitting next to my other blu-rays. Printing on disc and creating menus is too much trouble for me right now. I might do something more elaborate in the future, maybe when the Despecialized 3.0s are done, but I do kinda envy some of the awesome box sets people have created here.

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#1171894
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Casetopia?
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It finally shipped!

I called them several times this week but they never picked up the phone. They finally replied to an email I sent over a week ago, explaining that their stock ran out. I don’t mind so much that there’s a delay, but I’m not impressed that it took them nearly 3 weeks to say anything about it, especially after I spent a week trying to get a hold of them.

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#1171372
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team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (Released)
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Oswarez said:

I bought a burner and a 10 pack of Dual layer BDs specifically for burning this file but 6 of these discs have become over priced coasters because of crappy programs that don’t seem to handle the size, or these discs are pieces of shit. So I might have to buy a few proper brand discs to see if it will work.
I thought this would be a breeze but it turned out to be anything but.

I’ve only used Verbatim branded discs, both single and dual layer, and I’ve only had one coaster (which was entirely my fault for running 10 different things slowing down the computer). Long ago I got burned (pun intended) by countless coasters from cheap brands, so I’ve been brand loyal to Verbatim since, but there are probably other good disc makers.

Did you try burning at the slowest speed that your burner would allow? That may help. I burned the SSE 1.6 last night at 2X (the lowest on my burner) and the disc seems to be fine.

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#1170594
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Casetopia?
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Has anyone had problems with ordering from Casetopia.com? I recently ordered a set of blu-ray cases from them over two weeks ago, and I haven’t received anything from them, not even a status update. It’s been in “processing” during the entire time, and I haven’t received a reply to an email I sent several days ago.

I’m new to posting to the forums but I’ve been tracking Harmy’s progress for a little while now. Recently I decided to finally burn the Despecialized films to blu-rays and make a nice looking set out of them to stand next to my other movies. Casetopia was mentioned on the forums here so I decided to order from them, but I’m still waiting for the cases to come in! Thanks!